Police Officer Trainee Jobs in Hayward, CA at City of Hayward

NO prior law enforcement experience or POST certified police academy training is needed.  If you ARE a POST certified academy graduate or current participating in a POST certified Academy, , please apply to.

Police Officer Trainees may receive a hiring bonus of up to $10,000 disbursed in four equal phases: $2,500 upon acceptance of a final offer of employment; $2,500 upon successful completion of the Police Officer Field Training Program; $2,500 upon successful completion of your probationary period; and $2,500 two years after the completion of your probationary period.

Please review the “Selection Procedures” below before applying for this job opportunity.

EXAM DATE: SATURDAY, February 24, 2024
WSTB (morning) PELLETB (afternoon)

Candidates MAY NOT retake the PELLETB within 30 days of previously taking the examination.

THE POSITION:This is a trainee-level classification transitions into the Police Officer position. A Police Officer Trainee is a civilian position before and during enrollment in a Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified police academy which lasts approximately six months. Upon successful completion of the POST academy and the availability of a Police Officer position, Police Officer Trainees are sworn in and appointed to the classification of Police Officer. The Police Officer Trainee position is represented by SEIU Local 1021 and has corresponding benefits provided to a civilian employee.

Upon appointment to Police Officer, duties may include various law enforcement assignments such as patrol, traffic control, criminal and juvenile investigation, and radio communication. These require operating a patrol car or motorcycle, arresting and citing violators of laws, writing reports, serving warrants, testifying in court, and providing information to the public. Please see the City of Hayward’s website for a complete job description.

You (are):

Intent on providing excellent service to the Hayward Community
Desire to Improve Hayward’s Quality of Life
Value Integrity and Accountability
Seek continuous Improvement
Professional and respect all who live and work in our community

For more information regarding Hayward Police Recruiting, please visit: www.joinhaywardpd.com

What you will do:
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Attend a basic POST certified police academy designed to provide an overview of the criminal justice system including knowledge of laws, police procedures, law enforcement techniques, first aid and physical fitness.

Receive training to develop an awareness of Police Department functions, as well as the responsibilities of Police Officers and how those responsibilities relate to field operations.
Receive academy and field training to become a Police Officer.

Ability to:

Successfully complete academy requirements.

Observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and locations.

Think and act quickly in emergencies, and to assess situations and people accurately.

Understand and interpret laws and regulations.

Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports.

Become proficient in self-defense techniques.

Become proficient in the care and use of firearms.

Follow oral and written instructions.

Deal courteously and effectively with the public.


Depending on employee group, some of these benefits may include:

3-day work week

Title: Police Officer Trainee

Company: City of Hayward

Location: Hayward, CA



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